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State Rundown 9/13: The Year of Unprecedented State Budget Impasses Continues

State Rundown 9/13: The Year of Unprecedented State Budget Impasses Continues

September 13, 2017

Meg Wiehe
Meg Wiehe
Deputy Director

This week, Pennsylvania lawmakers risk defaulting on payments due to their extremely overdue budget and Illinois legislators will borrow billions to start paying their backlog of unpaid bills. Governing delves into why there were more such budget impasses this year than in any year in recent memory. And Oklahoma got closure from its Supreme Court on whether closing special tax exemptions counts as “raising taxes” (it doesn’t).

— Meg Wiehe, ITEP Deputy Director, @megwiehe

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